I've waited for a spot to say this, and it looks like this is a good place.
I joined Lotus Ltd largely to get the Remarque publication. Let me tell you, that rag is nearly worthless to Elise owners. I'm sorry, but the facts are that the Elise is first new launch in the US in a dozen years, and the car that will drive the future of Lotus, especially in the states. If you look at Remarque, you'd have a very difficult time even figuring out the Elise exists. It's almost as if the Remarque is put together by a bunch of Esprit and Elan owners who are worried about their old cars being "overlooked" or "forgotten". I wanted news and bits about the Elise and have gotten few. Even during June-August not much was printed. Hello? The Elise was hitting our shores during these times!!! This is akin to plane builders in the 40s ignoring those newfangled jet engines.
They will not get any more money out of me. And Club 111 is absolutely necessary, as is this website, for Elise owners. The Remarque and Lotus Ltd. are at risk of becoming a group servicing car owners and their cars which are slowly going the way of the buffalo. If the existing Lotus clubs don't embrace new releases from Lotus, they are signing their own death sentences.